Sound The Alarm: International Rebellion Finale

October 18, 2019 - 4 PM - 5:30 PM

Heritage Green Park, 610 West Adams St, Chicago, Illinois 60661

Supporting Organizations: Extinction Rebellion Chicago

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Join us in Chicago and all over the world as we sound the alarm on the climate crisis. On Oct 7, we made our voices heard more fully than ever before as a group of 300 adults, teens, and children filled Daley Plaza for a regenerative culture fair, which then poured into the surrounding streets of Downtown Chicago with a guerrilla-style non-violent demonstration and celebration of life. With media coverage by all the major media channels in Chicago, we’ve got the attention of the government and mainstream public and it’s time to send our message out loud and clear.

On Oct 18, the final day of the 2-week Fall International Rebellion happening worldwide, we will raise our voices to demand that the City of Chicago tell the truth about the climate crisis, declare a climate emergency, and act now to restore a safe climate and future for our children. Bring your authentic voice, your artistic expression, your instruments, and your love.

To learn more about Extinction Rebellion and this event, feel free to attend one of the two talks that are happening on Oct 13th: https://www.facebook.com/pg/XRchicago/events

Stand for Education Justice Rally and March

October 14, 2019 - 2 PM - 6 PM

Chicago Temple Building, 77 W. Washington, Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: Chicago Teachers Union and SEIU Local 73

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Two unions. Teachers, staff, and park district workers—35,000 strong. Standing together in solidarity for one purpose: to build a movement for the schools Chicago’s students deserve.

We ask you to stand with us, too.

On Monday, Oct. 14, the Chicago Teachers Union and the Service Employees International Union will hold an indoor rally followed by a march through downtown Chicago. And if Mayor Lightfoot still won’t put it in writing, we’ll be on strike starting October 17.

Indoor rally at 2 p.m. (doors open at 1:30 p.m.) at the Chicago Temple Building (77 W. Washington), with march through downtown to follow.

Occupy City Hall

October 7, 2019 - 4:45 PM – 7 PM

Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago, 401 N Wabash Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60611

Supporting Organizations: Illinois Youth Climate Strike, Chicago Group of the Sierra Club, Rising Tide Chicago, Sunrise Movement Chicago, Illinois Climate Strike, Extinction Rebellion Chicago, 350 Chicago, Chicago Youth Alliance for Climate Action, Indivisible Chicago

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Our next action is less than two weeks away! This is an ONLY YOUTH action! We will be meeting at the Trump Tower downtown Chicago at 4:45PM and marching to Chicago City Hall. We will then stage a huge die-in right outside the main entrance. We are demanding that Chicago declare a climate emergency. We need as many people as possible to participate to make the biggest impact! The event is encouraged specifically for youth, we recommend ages 12+(because we are doing a die-in and the younger ones will not understand). We love having the support of the older generations, and will continue to have actions for everyone to participate in, but for this specific action, we ask for only the youth to step forward.

Other details:
Wear ALL BLACK to show solidarity!
Do not bring any protest posters.
We will be writing “CLIMATE EMERGENCY” and other messages on our hands in red.
We NEED your support for this to make an impact, so please come and bring your friends!

If you have not been able to strike since you cannot miss school, this event is perfect for you. It is AFTERSCHOOL!

Chicago Period Day Rally

October 19, 2019 - 12 PM - 2 PM

Federal Plaza, 219 S. Dearborn, Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: Period. Inc., She Votes Illinois, Chicago Period Project

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On October 19, 2019, we will rally for NATIONAL PERIOD DAY — elevating the issue of period poverty and demanding real change to making period products more accessible for all. This is an inclusive rally! Whether you menstruate or not, EVERYONE is welcome. Bring all your family and friends! Bring posters! Wear red!

It’s 2019, and yet, 1 in 4 women struggle to afford period products due to a lack of income. In the first city-wide study on period poverty, it was found that 46% of low-income women had to choose between a meal and period products. Because of the period stigma that makes menstruation a taboo topic, we don’t often think about what it’s like for a homeless or low-income menstruator to get their period, and don’t have open conversations about period health or solutions to period poverty.

We believe that it is a fundamental human right to be able to discover and reach your full potential, regardless of a natural need – and what could be more natural than menstruation? Simply put — MENSTRUAL HYGIENE IS A RIGHT, NOT A PRIVILEGE. We are the Menstrual Movement — fighting for equitable access to menstrual hygiene, and breaking down the stigma surrounding periods. This fight is on ALL OF US, and we must TAKE ACTION NOW. Unlike most poverty-related issues, this one is solvable. Along with destigmatizing periods, we are calling for:
Clean and healthy period products to be freely accessible in schools, shelters, and prisons

PLEASE SHARE! There are rallies being hosted all across the US in honor of PERIOD DAY!

March to Close the Camps! No One Is Illegal on Stolen Land

October 13, 2019 - 1 PM – 3 PM

Congress Triangle Gardens at Grant Park, Corner of Michigan and Ida B Wells (FKA Congress)

Supporting Organizations: Chicago Feminist Action, Coalition to Close the Concentration Camps Chicago, United Neighbors of the 35th Ward

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ICE imprisons 50,000+ people. Thousands crowd into concentration camps that freeze, starve, physically and sexually abuse, and even kill detainees. Others endure maximum security in criminal prison despite legal standards against punitive detention for migration infractions. And still others are warehoused in privately run “shelters” that plaster a more pleasant facade on unjust, unnecessary, in humane incarceration.

Another 40,000 other lives hang in limbo, trapped by the “remain in Mexico” policy that disallows asylum seekers from waiting in the United States while their claims are considered. More asylum seekers will soon be denied under a bogus “safe third country” police that requires individuals to have already been denied asylum elsewhere before seeking it in the US.

Thousands more kids have been separated from their parents. Millions more live in fear of deportation as ICE increases raids, arrests people seeking legal status during routine check-ins, and targets activists who speak out in defense of the undocumented.

And yet, knowing all this, many thousands more will continue to make the treacherous journey toward the US border.

That is because they are trying to escape violence and instability that threaten their lives—stoked by US policies from backing brutally repressive governments to enacting free trade deals that allow US-based extractive industries to profit off displacing indigenous communities.

The US government founded its existence on genocide and slavery. These human rights abuses are all the more deplorable carried out on stolen land, on the basis of colonial borders.

In the spectacular shamelessness if US capitalism, these crimes present irresistible business opportunities to corporate giants like Amazon that cash in by selling facial recognition software and cloud services.

Close the concentration camps!
Let them all in!
No business with ICE!
Decriminalize migration!

We march in solidarity with:
Mijente’s campaign to stop Amazon:
https://action.mijente.net/petitions/tell-amazon-stop-powering-ice

The movement to free migrant youth detained in Chicago:
https://freeheartlandkids.com/

And indigenous demands for sovereignty:
https://www.google.com/amp/s/therednation.org/2019/06/09/call-to-action-the-red-deal-indigenous-action-to-save-our-earth-june-19-20/amp/

Schedule · Sunday, October 13, 2019

1:00 PM – 2:00 PMRally at Michigan and Congress

2:00 PM – 2:30 PMMarch to Amazon Web Services

2:30 PM – 3:00 PMProtest Amazon’s tech support for ICE detentions and deportations

Extinction Rebellion Critical Mass: Global Action Kickoff

October 7, 2019 - 4 PM - 6:30 PM

Daley Center Plaza, 50 W Washington St, Chicago, Illinois 60602

Supporting Organizations: Extinction Rebellion Chicago and Chicago Critical Mass

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Calling all cyclists! You are invited to, and needed for, a special critical mass ride to demand that the City of Chicago declare a climate emergency and initiate an immediate just transition and emergency mobilization effort to restore a safe climate.

October 7th kicks off Extinction Rebellion’s International Fall Rebellion and Chicago is joining XR chapters all around the globe to demand that the government tell the truth about the climate and wider ecological emergency.

As a critical mass of cyclists, we will have a special role as part of a larger demonstration that involves multiple groups creating non-violent disruption to downtown Chicago’s business-as-usual. One of the groups will be led by the youth who led the recent Global Climate Strike and other groups will consist of individuals from XR Chicago and many other organizations in Chicago. This is BIG. And all are welcome and needed.

We will meet by the sculpture in the center of Daley Plaza at 4pm. The ride will leave promptly at 4:30pm and will end back in Daley Plaza.

We need you, your heart, and your cycling superpowers.

Cycling not your thing? To attend this action on foot, RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/839467353115759

Free Heartland Kids Friday Action

October 4, 2019 - 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Heartland Alliance, 208 S La Salle St, Chicago, Illinois 60604

Supporting Organizations: Chicago Democratic Socialists of America

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Hundreds of immigrant children are being detained in our backyard. Heartland Alliance is a Chicago-based nonprofit org that has historically focused on anti-poverty and immigration issues. Heartland currently operates 5 child detention centers and, until recently, 2 in Des Plaines. Currently, over 350 children are detained by Heartland.

The Chicago DSA Immigrants Rights Committee is fighting back.

Join us to continue demanding that Heartland and CEO David Sinski:
1. immediately cease intaking immigrant children into their detention centers;
2. immediately end their contract with the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) at the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to detain immigrant children;
3. release and reunify the immigrant children in their physical custody with their sponsors and families in the United States as soon as possible without sharing those sponsors’ and families’ biometric data, documentation status, or any other personal information with ICE or any agency that shares information with ICE;
4. pledge to use their resources and power to fight for a true detention-free, deportation-free, and ICE-free zone in Chicago and the Chicagoland area.

This is a nonviolent action. We especially do not want to put participants who may be vulnerable on account of their documentation status at risk of arrest during this action. Ultimately, of course, the relevant authorities are responsible for how they choose to respond to our nonviolent action, but it is important that participants understand that a nonviolent action is what the the Free Heartland Kids campaign is engaging in for this week.

ALL ARE WELCOME! We will have signs, banners, leaflets, petitions, chants, and more depending on the time and day. You can show up with nothing but your principles, and we will have material and information to offer you. If you would like to bring your own signs, banners, leaflets, petitions, chants, and more, we welcome them!

Solidarity Action for Amazon and Student Global Climate Strikers

September 20, 2019 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

AT&T Building, 227 W Monroe St, Chicago, Illinois 60606

Supporting Organizations: About Face: Iraq Veterans Against the War, Arise Chicago, Chicago Jobs With Justice, Chicago Workers Collaborative, Eco-Justice Collaborative, Food Chain Workers Alliance, Food and Water Action, Illinois Youth Climate Strike, Raise the Floor Alliance, SEIU Local 1, Sunrise Movement Chicago, United Electrical Workers Western Region, United Working Families, Warehouse Workers for Justice

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Join the Warehouse Workers For Justice & Sunrise Movement Chicago for a joint action in support of the Amazon Tech Workers and the Global Climate Strike. The climate strike called by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has spread throughout the world and students all over Chicagoland will be walking out demanding immediate action on climate change.

These students have now been joined by over a 1000 Amazon Tech Workers nationally who will be walking off their jobs to demand Amazon and CEO Jeff Bezos take real action to confront the climate change crisis. With Amazon’s rapidly growing fleet of fossil fuel powered airplanes, boats, trains, semi-truck and delivery vehicles, the retailer is a major contributor to climate change. In fact, transportation is now the largest contributor to climate change in Illinois and nationally. Come join us to support workers and students who will be demanding Amazon take immediate action to combat climate change

We will be meeting at the downtown Amazon corporate offices on September 20th, 930am at 227 W Monroe (At&T Center) with a press conference at 10am and walk off at 1025am (Labor, Environmental Justice and Student Feeder March) to main event at Columbus and Roosevelt to join main student rally. If your organization would like to formally endorse, email roberto@warehouseworker.org

Event Sponsored By: About Face: Iraq Veterans Against the War, Arise Chicago, Chicago Jobs With Justice, Chicago Workers Collaborative, Eco-Justice Collaborative, Food Chain Workers Alliance, Food and Water Action, Illinois Youth Climate Strike, Raise the Floor Alliance, SEIU Local 1, Sunrise Movement Chicago, United Electrical Workers Western Region, United Working Families, Warehouse Workers for Justice

Secure Our Vote Day-of-Action Press Conference: Chicago!

September 17, 2019 - 12 PM - 1 PM

Federal Center and Plaza, 219 S Dearborn St, Chicago, Illinois 60603

Supporting Organizations: Indivisible Illinois 9th District Andersonville-Edgewater, Indivisible Illinois, Indivisible Oak Park Area

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Speakers:
Renato Mariotti: Former Federal Prosecutor & CNN Legal Analyst
Kristina Zahorik: President, Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association (IDCCA)
Jaquie Algee: Director of External Relations – Service Employees International Union – Healthcare Illinois (SEIU HCIL)
Kathleen Hogan: Co-host & co-producer, Live from the Heartland Show

The entire national security community agrees that election interference in 2016 was only a preview of what’s to come unless Congress acts. Yet the Senate has failed to move forward with critical election security funding for states.

Mitch McConnell is trying to prevent our nation from taking action on Election Security, but due to popular outcry we have a chance to win $600 million to secure our elections by replacing election machines with paper ballots in the next Congressional appropriations whose deadline is October 1.

The House recently passed HR 3351, which would allocate $600 million to states so that they can update electronic voting equipment with systems that use verifiable paper ballots. Paper ballots are the best protection against cyberattacks attempting to change the outcome of our elections.

On Tuesday, September 17th, activists are taking part in a nationwide day of action. People across the country are gathering outside their local Senate office to demand the Senate passes allocates funding to secure out elections. Sign up now to attend an event in Chicago!

Sign up: http://bit.ly/SAFEActNow

#SAFEActNow#SecureOurVote

Southside Together Organizing for Power – STOP.’s photo. SEP5 CBA Rally to Stop Displacement

September 5, 2019 - 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

6220 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60637-2932, United States

Supporting Organizations: Southside Together Organizing for Power - STOP

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A CBA Housing Ordinance was introduced in City Council in July. The Mayor promised she would pass it. Lets keep up the pressure and make sure we get this done.

The Obama Center is expecting to break ground in the coming months, and the real estate speculators have not stopped. Lets make sure we put in place protections to stop displacement before its too late…

What do we want?
CBA!!
When do we want it?
Now!!!